RSA 508:17 (read before volunteering)
Before volunteering to work with Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc. please read the following RSA to understand your rights as it pertains to volunteering for non-profits and our limited liability:
ACTIONS, PROCESS, AND SERVICE OF
LIMITATION OF ACTIONS
Section 508: 17
508:17 Volunteers; Nonprofit Organizations; Liability Limited.-
I. Any person who is a volunteer of a nonprofit organization or government entity shall be immune
from civil liability in any action brought on the basis of any act or omission resulting in damage or injury
to any person if:
(a) The nonprofit organization or government entity has a record indicating that the person claiming
to be a volunteer is a volunteer for such organization or entity; and
(b) The volunteer was acting in good faith and within the scope of his official functions and duties
with the organization; and
(c) The damage or injury was not caused by willful, wanton, or grossly negligent misconduct by the
I -a. [Repealed.]
II. Liability of a nonprofit organization for damage or injury sustained by anyone person in actions
brought against the organization alleging negligence on the part of an organization volunteer is limited to
$250,000. Such limit applies in the aggregate to any and all actions to recover for damage or injury
sustained by one person in a single incident or occurrence. Liability of a nonprofit organization for
damage or injury sustained by any number of persons in a single incident or occurrence involving
negligence on the part of an organization volunteer is limited to $1,000,000.
III. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any civil action brought by any nonprofit
organization against any volunteer of such organization.
IV. Volunteer activity related to transportation or to care of the organization’s premises shall be
excepted from the provisions of paragraph I of this section.
V. In this section:
(a) “Damage or injury” includes physical, nonphysical, economic and noneconomic damage and
(b) “Nonprofit organization” shall include, but not be limited to, a not for profit organization,
corporation, community chest, fund or foundation organized and operated exclusively for religious,
cultural, charitable, scientific, recreational, literary, agricultural, or educational purposes, or to foster
amateur competition in a sport formally recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and
an organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
organized or incorporated in this state or having a principal place of business in this state.
(c) “Volunteer” means an individual performing services for a nonprofit organization or government
entity who does not receive compensation, other than reimbursement for expenses actually incurred for
such services. In the case of volunteer athletic coaches or sports officials, such volunteers shall possess
proper certification or validation of competence in the rules, procedures, practices, and programs of the
Source. 1988, 280:1. 1990, 116:1-3. 1998, 255:1, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.
Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc.
8 Jana Lane, Stratham,
New Hampshire, 03885
Federal ID – 20-8562444
Name of Volunteer
As a volunteer for Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc., I agree to fulfill the following responsibilities while serving in this role.
- Maintain the standards of our charity by conducting myself in a responsible manner
- Conduct all Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc. activities in compliance with our guidelines and in a safe and healthy environment
- Participate in required volunteer orientation and other ongoing volunteer training as appropriate
I understand the risks, hazards, and dangers inherent in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of my volunteer activities. I agree for myself and my heirs, to release and hold harmless, defend and indemnify Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc., it’s board, officers, agents, employees and volunteers, from and against all claims, demands, actions, and causes of action as a result of personal injury, death, or property damage sustained by me or by others due to my volunteer activity, including my operation of a motor vehicle.
I have read and understand the attached Volunteer Service Description for the role I am about to assume.
Volunteer Signature / Date
You are hereby recognized as an Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund Inc. volunteer. As a recognized volunteer, you are protected by NH RSA 508:17 which provides legal protection for volunteers by limiting the liability of an enrolled volunteer who is working within the scope of his or her official duties and responsibilities as outlined by this document and following the guidelines and policies of the program.
Board Officer Signature/Date